Old Father Time (2)

My previous post entitled Old Father Time was about my dad playing the part in 1953. You can click here to read that.

This is totally different for this is actually about a clock. The clock is no antique being a standard quartz mechanism driven item. But I liked the decoration which features Old Father Time made up of old clock and watch parts.


The clock has a glass front which makes reflection a bit of a problem. But we can see the working clock with the big second hand in the middle and brass work, dials and cogs making up the old man with the scythe.

Memory fails me here. I am fairly sure I bought this clock from a shop in Helston in Cornwall – probably getting on for thirty years ago. This was before the time when I became the depository for family clocks proving troublesome to keep going. We may have felt that, apart from loving the clock, it would actually be useful somewhere in the house for time telling. These days most of our rooms have more than one clock and often they tell slightly different times which makes time telling a problem. This one retains accuracy so can be relied upon until the battery, like my memory, fails.

This clock is both decorative and functional.

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